Back Mountain Memorial Library

A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS:

Mon – Thurs:

9:00am - 8:00pm

Friday:

9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday:

9:00am - 4:00pm

PH:  570-675-1182

FAX:  570-674-5863

 
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LIBRARY NEWS AND PROGRAMS

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Bookshop Summer Hours

 

Beginning Monday July 15, until Monday September 5, the Bookshop will only be open:

Tuesday ~ 10:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday ~ 10:00am - 2:00pm

 

The Paperback Room will only be open during Bookshop hours.

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Designer Purse Bingo!

Sunday, October 9

Doors Open ~ 11:30am

Bingo Starts ~ 1:00pm

Dallas High School

 

Save the date for a fun and exciting day of Designer Purse Bingo, basket raffle, and door prizes!

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Listed below are

the winners for the

76th Annual Back Mountain

Memorial Library Auction

Basket Raffle.

Back Mountain Memorial Library Auction Commemorative Book “75 Years of Memories”, Text: BACK MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY, Founded 1945, "75 Years of Memories", 1947-2021 AUCTION

The Back Mountain Memorial Library

is pleased to present

this commemorative book

of 75 years of our Annual Auction!

 

This book is a unique and beautiful window into a part of the history and the community of the Back Mountain. It features a history of the Back Mountain Memorial Library auction with a collection of pictures of the auction throughout the years, images of clippings from the Dallas Post and Sunday Independent, Auction posters, and Sue Hand’s Auction paintings.

 

You can purchase the commemorative book of “75 Years of Memories” for $10.00 at the library’s front desk.

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Back Mountain Memorial Library New Books (Updated)

 

Each month, we will post a list of the newest titles that have been added to our collection.

 

For July 2022

 

Express Loan

The Second Husband: A Novel by Kate White

Listen to Me: A Novel by Tess Gerritsen

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

Rising Tiger: A Thriller by Brad Thor

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Chrysalis: A Thriller by Lincoln Child

The Best is Yet to Come: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz

The Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

The Last Paladin by P T Deutermann

Red Flags by Lisa Black

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd

Sugar and Salt: A Novel by Susan Wiggs

Shattered by James Patterson

Death and the Decorator by Simon Brett

City on Fire: A Novel by Don Winslow

Horse by Geraldine Brooks

 

Fiction

The Second Husband: A Novel by Kate White

Listen to Me: A Novel by Tess Gerritsen

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

Rising Tiger: A Thriller by Brad Thor

The It Girl by Ruth Ware

Chrysalis: A Thriller by Lincoln Child

The Best is Yet to Come: A Novel by Debbie Macomber

Remember Love by Mary Balogh

Hatchet Island by Paul Doiron

Bless Your Heart, Rae Sutton by Susannah B Lewis

The Big Dark Sky by Dean Koontz

The Sweet Remnants of Summer by Alexander McCall Smith

Portrait of an Unknown Woman by Daniel Silva

The Last Paladin by P T Deutermann

Red Flags by Lisa Black

The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda

Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd

Sugar and Salt: A Novel by Susan Wiggs

Shattered by James Patterson

Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Disinvited Guest: A Novel by Carol Goodman

Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

Cover Story: A Novel by Susan Rigetti

 

Nonfiction

Helltown: The Untold Story of a Serial Killer on Cape Cod by Casey Sherman

Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home by Kate Mangino

Light and Darkness by Russell Susko

The Rainbow Atlas by Taylor Fuller

The Palace Papers by Tina Brown

Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks by Patrick Radden Keefe

The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, And Hitler by David I Kertzer

Jarcurterie by Suzanne Billings

Rivermen: An American Odyssey by Ben McGrath

The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook by Linda Larsen

 

BOOKS ON CD

Chrysalis: A Thriller by Lincoln Child

The 6:20 Man by David Baldacci

 

LARGE PRINT

Fiction

Loving Lovina: The Infamous Amish by Patricia Johns

An Amish Bride by Rosalind Lauer

Courting Caleb by Kelly Long

An Amish Homecoming by Rosalind Lauer

The Memory Quilt by Lenora Worth

Cold, Cold Bones by Kathy Reichs

Nightwork by Nora Roberts

 

Nonfiction

The Beauty on Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found by Frank Bruni

 

YOUNG ADULT

My Name is Jason. Mine Too: Our Story, Our Way by Jason Reynolds

The Silence That Binds Us by Joanna Ho

Love and Other Great Expectations by Becky Dean

 

SPECIAL DONATIONS

The Adventures of Finn and the Kindness Bucket by Kate Finnerty Krispin, donated by Jackie Biscontini

Continuing Programs

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“Our New Normal: How Teens are Redefining School Life”

 

Click the link below to watch this digital special on how teens are redefining school life.

 

From vax and mask mandates to curriculum protests, students in America are seeking a new normal amid the ongoing chaos created by the pandemic. So how are they doing? Watch “Our New Normal” Hosted by @StudentReportingLabs & featuring @ItsAmnaNawaz.

 

Produced by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs. Although the live event has ended, you can watch it in full here.

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Dallas Post Archive 1929-1986

 

The Dallas Post covers the Back Mountain communities of Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The newspaper was established in 1889 and offers its readers community, church, school, and local sports news.

 

Click the Dallas Post Archive tab at the left, go to the Pennsylvania Newspaper Archive at https://panewsarchive.psu.edu/, or click here.

Click on Browse by Title.

Scroll down to the Dallas Post.

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NewsStand e-Magazines Are Here!

 

Our new e-Magazine service, from the Back Mountain Memorial Library and the Luzerne County Library System, is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.

 

Check out magazines to download and read online or offline in a variety of languages. Using cloudLibrary NewsStand is as easy as cloudLibrary. Simply go to their website at https://cloudlibrary.magzter.com/library/1/1, or click here.

There is also an app you can download onto your device! You can find it in your app store under cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

Here’s what you will need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary NewsStand app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer, or go to the website listed above. Once the app is downloaded or you are on the website, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in a few easy steps!

2) On the NewsStand website, click on Login in the upper right corner and you will be redirected to the log in page. When using the app, the first screen will ask you to log in.

3) Tap or click on “New user? Please register online/Create a new account.” You will be redirected to the registration page.

4) Fill in your name and email, create a password, and click Next at the bottom of the screen.

5) Next, you will have to select your Country and Library. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection. Then enter your library card number.

For Country ~ United States

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

6) Click on Register at the bottom of the screen. "Please Wait" may briefly appear before redirecting you to cloudLibrary NewsStand.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary NewsStand account! You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on it, then clicking on the Read button.

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cloudLibrary by Bibliotheca is Here!

 

Our new eBook service is now available! You will need a library card for Luzerne County.



Here’s what you need to get started:

 

1) Download the cloudLibrary app from the App Store on your mobile device or computer. Click here for the direct link to choose your app and get started! Once the app is downloaded, and you have your library card, you can set up an account in the app in a few easy steps!

 

2) First, open the app. The first screen will ask you to select a language. Scroll to your preferred language and tap anywhere on the screen.

 

3) Next you will have to select your Country, State, and County Library System. Scroll to select, and tap on each selection.

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For State/Region ~ Pennsylvania

For Library ~ Luzerne County Library System

 

4) Click Next. You will have to accept the user agreement to continue.

 

5) Next, tap on the selection for Library Card ID, type in your library card number, and tap on Login.

 

You have now set up your cloudLibrary account! You can swipe through the introduction screens or tap Skip to continue.

 

Tap on Search at the bottom of your screen to access the available library.

At the top of the Search screen are 3 options: Featured, Favorites, and All.

Featured offers top picks in multiple categories, scroll up to see all options.

Favorites allows you to select your reading preferences. Tap Let’s Go to begin the selection process, then select from the options presented.

All offers all titles available by genre.

 

You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout, or if the item is not yet available, tap Hold to place the title on hold. If it is available, but you do not want to check it out immediately, you can tap Save For Later.

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Free Library of Philadelphia

 

Click the picture at left, or link here, to visit the website for the Free Library of Philadelphia. Its programs, resources, services, and eBook and eAudiobook collection are available to the public at no charge to anyone with a card for their library. Once on the website, click on Get a Library Card in the upper right corner of the screen to fill out the online application or print a paper application to mail in.

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Please continue to check the library website and Facebook page for updates, activities, and online library card sign up. If you do not have a library card, you can get one online which will enable you to be able to make use of our Cloud Library, eBooks, and eAudio books. Click here, fill out the form, and submit.

 

Keep in mind our Back Mountain Businesses. Check their websites, Facebook pages, or call to find out how they can help you with their available services.

 

Books can be returned to the library book drop. We look forward to seeing you. Stay healthy and safe!

Original Etching Of The Back Mountain Memorial Library In 1962 When The Library Was Located On Main Street In Dallas, Done By Brian L Davis

A copy of the drawing/rendering of the Back Mountain Memorial Library in 1962 when the library was located on Main Street in Dallas will be part of this year’s auction.

The original drawing/rendering was done by Brian L Davis as part of a donation and tribute to former Dallas school teacher Dorothy “Dottie” L Davis by her three sons Michael, Brian, and Jonathan at the 75th Library Auction.

This year a copy, one of ten, of the drawing/rendering will go over the block Saturday evening, July 9.

This is a beautiful piece of artwork depicting the setting of the Back Mountain Memorial Library when it was located on Main Street, Dallas. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on this historic piece of art!

Display Case

Various Barbie Dolls

July/August Display Case

 

The Back Mountain Memorial Library will be showcasing a display of Mattel dolls for the rest of July and the month of August. From Barbie to Ken, there is also a Donnie Wahlberg and a Luke Perry doll. All dolls will be for sale for $5.00. Dolls will be sold as is, with no box.

There’s something for everyone; stop by and check them out!

Art Wall

Brianna London Holding One Of Her Paintings

July/August Art Wall

 

Brianna London, of Jackson Township, will be displaying her paintings on the art wall this July and August with a series of paintings titled Dare to Dream.

 

Brianna has been painting for 7 years and will be displaying realistic graphite drawings, colored pencil drawings, oil paintings and acrylic paintings.

Currently a student at Sue Hand’s Imagery, Brianna states that she “loves looking at details in art, so when I paint something, I tend to paint realistically.” Of her creative process, she likes to include adding more color to her artwork. “I usually pump up the color shown in parts of my reference, even if sometimes I don’t realize I’m doing it. I also exaggerate the lights and darks. It makes my artwork more interesting and gives it a greater contrast.”

Brianna sells prints of her artwork and is also available for commissions by email at brilondonart@gmail.com.

Events and Fundraisers

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The Giving Evergreen

 

The "Giving Evergreens" is a sculpture, created by Sanford Werfel, of three evergreen trees with pine needle clusters finished in gold, silver, and copper and hand carved stones.

Adding a pine needle cluster, stone, or tree is a lasting and exceptional way to celebrate, honor, or remember someone who has touched your life!

 

Click on the picture at left, or the Support the Library page tab, for a Giving Evergreen Engraving Form.

Free Resource Links

Announcement For BookBrowse

BookBrowse

 

Are you looking for a good book, or something similar to one you just finished? Try BookBrowse!

 

BookBrowse is an online magazine for booklovers which includes reviews, previews, “read-alike” suggestions, “beyond the book” articles, author interviews, reading guides, and much more.

 

It seeks out gems from both established writers and first time authors; novels that whisk you to unfamiliar times and places, thrillers that are more than just page-turners, and thought provoking nonfiction that entertains as it informs.

Each month hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy BookBrowse's extensive free content, and many subscribe to their free newsletters.

 

Click on the BookBrowse tab to start your adventure today!

Link to Renew Checked Out Items, Text Online Renewals

To Renew Items Online:

 
1) Click on the icon or the Online Catalogue tab at left.
 
2) You will be directed to a new page. At the upper right corner there is a My Account link. Click on the link.
3) The site will prompt you for your barcode and password. The barcode number is on your card, the default password for all patrons is "CHANGEME." (Once you have logged in you can set the password to one of your choosing.)
4) Click on the Checkouts tab.
5) Click on the box next to the item you want to renew.
6) Click on the Renew button.
 
(To change your password: in My Account,
click on the Change Pin tab.)

Please visit the

Children's Room Page

for information about

upcoming events and activities

for children and young adults!

Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!
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